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New Use for Circa Punch
I'm a rubber stamper and paper crafter and was having a difficult time storing the plethora of fancy ribbons and trim I often use as embellishments for the cards and tags I make. The...Read complete review
I'm a rubber stamper and paper crafter and was having a difficult time storing the plethora of fancy ribbons and trim I often use as embellishments for the cards and tags I make. The drawer I kept them in always seemed to be a tangled mess no matter how many times I straightened it, so I started putting the ribbons into small plastic reclosable bags. This worked well for the wider ribbons, but the narrow ones just wouldn't lie flat until I hit upon the solution of using my Circa desk punch. After cutting a 3" x 5" index card in half, I punched 3 notches along both sides of the card and wrapped the ribbons around it. The notches kept the ribbons from slipping, and a bit of paper tape on the back of the card held them in place. I could then insert them easily into the 3" x 4" plastic bags. Also, for wider ribbons, I just moved the punched card over slightly and punched again to make a wider notch. It's just another way my Circa system helped me get organized.
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Buy it, but it could be better
I'll assume you have the Circa notebook, and love it, as you should. For me, though, I need to include other printed materials to complete the notebook -- Outlook calendars, appropriate...Read complete review
I'll assume you have the Circa notebook, and love it, as you should. For me, though, I need to include other printed materials to complete the notebook -- Outlook calendars, appropriate reports, etc. And thus, the need for a hole punch. This one is strong, which is nice, so it won't flop around when you punch holes. Stylistically, it looks nice on your desk. I did think it was expensive, but it should last forever. My biggest complaint is inserting paper requires you to pay some attention as its easy to drill holes that are uneven along the side, leaving the bottom of your page ready to slide off the discs.Final assessment: Buy it, but lower your expectations.
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Works like a charm!
from Fostoria, OH
I ordered the Circa sample pack and decided to order the desk punch as a companion piece so that I could create pages for my husband's blood sugar and blood pressure diary. The punch works beautifully and the newly created pages fit perfectly in the junior Circa notebook.Now he has a portable, protected place to keep these important records. Thank you for a great product!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Can't make custom cover
the Circa system is a brilliant idea, easy removal of pages, and this punch makes it possible to use almost any standard paper in your notebook. The one downside for me, is the inability to punch heavier materials (e.g. thin chipboard, 300 gsm watercolor paper). This makes it impossible to easily design and use a custom cover (custom sketchbook). I would gladly buy a circa notebook if they made what I needed (cover punched for landscape letter - like a steno flip notebook). For a future product recommendation, I'd suggest either selling a heavy duty punch, or selling custom covers allowing the customer to choose the size and orientation. This punch is amazing, is heavy duty and works well for most applications, and I definitely recommend it if all you need to do is punch and use standard size and thickness paper. I hope Levenger continues to expand their product line to include easy, affordable custom solutions.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I just started using the Circa system. The punch allowed me to design my own gradebook for the courses I teach. I think it is something I'll use for years!!
from Birmingham, AL
The Circa punch was a great addition to my Circa notebook systems. The punch is heavy duty, great quality and effortlessly punches through even heavy weight paper. I love being able to add my Outlook calendar and custom pages to my system!
from St. Louis, MO
This desk punch makes it so easy to add my own documents to my notebook. this makes it much easier to keep all of my stuff together in my Circa notebook. That way I have everything with me whenever I attend a meeting without having to carry multiple folders or notebooks with me. Anyone using the Levenger Circa system should invest in one of these....especially when it's on sale! I promise you'll love it!
from Boston, MA
I figured out the main difference between undergrad and graduate classes - the sheer amount of paper you are expected to organize in your notebooks each and every blessed semester! I switched over to the Circa system last year and realized within a week that this was an absolute requirement. It's huge and massive and could probably double as a security device in case of an attack, but it works great and makes my life soooo much easier!
from Colorado Springs, CO
This paper punch - while pricey - simply opens up new possibilities for my Circa notebook. I'm glad I bought it.
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from Salt Lake City, UT
Great value and quality. Upon receipt I immediately set out to organize loose papers in my office into my underutilized Circa notebook. Very pleased with the outcome.
You may have to buy two of these!
from Evansville, IN
I have had my trusty Circa punch at my desk for at least ten years. Some recent converts to Circa in my office have taken to borrowing it so much I had to get a second one for them so they'd leave mine alone!
from Raleigh, NC
I was first introduced to Circa Notebooks a year ago by a colleague. This system has revolutionized my organization for my classroom. At first I purchased the 1-2-3 portable punch, but quickly realized I needed the desk punch due to the volume of papers I added to my notebooks. The desk punch is amazing. My portable punch sits at home not getting any use.
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